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Grand Central Bakery & Cafe

#190 of 3,668 Restaurants in Portland
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1444 NE Weidler St, Portland, OR 97232-1409
503-288-1614
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Outdoor seating

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  • 35
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good bread

We stop here several times when we are in Portland. Some of the breads are very good, especially the Como. I bought a few loafs to take home to California. The cookies are good but a little dry

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Richard K
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Granite Bay, California
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Granite Bay, California
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194 reviews 194 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stop here several times when we are in Portland. Some of the breads are very good, especially the Como. I bought a few loafs to take home to California. The cookies are good but a little dry

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Grand Rapids, MI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved the coffee and croissants there. A very nice selection of pastries. The lunch menu looks worthy of going back if I am in the neighborhood at that hour.

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Granite Bay, California
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135 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have been eating here every time we travel to Portland from California. The breakfast sandwiches are pretty good and some of the bread is good. In particular we like the Como bread. The biscuits are a little dry ax well as some of the hand pies, etc. service is pretty good. The place is convenient and has plenty of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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72 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been eating at Grand Central Bakery for years. And I have never been disappointed in their sandwiches or their sweet treats. My favorite sandwich is the turkey/chutney. But their seasonal specials are always good. But do save room for one of their cookies. I cannot always find a good bakery at the coast; therefore, I like to "stock-up"... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to the SE 13th st. store was great. My wife got a very good tuna salad sandwich and I tried their Monkey Muffins (delicious.) We're going back tomorrow or the next day. If I lived in Portland, I'd spend way too much time and money at this bakery.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I visited this place when I was going through the neighborhood. I have a wicked sweet tooth but very discriminating, so not every sweet gets the thumbs up. The manager offered me a treat of my choice on the house..saying that he was sure I would be back after I ate it. All I can say is that he was... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stopped by for lunch. Get a sandwich on their fresh bread. You'll enjoy it. Nothing to jump up and down about, but good. If the line is really long, I don't know if it's good enough to wait too long for. Also, not expensive, but about a good dollar a sandwich more than it should cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Amazing biscuits, house-made pork sausage, farm fresh eggs, & Americanos! Killer tomato chutney & raspberry jam to go with super friendly Portland smiles! Loved it.

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Auburn, Washington
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147 reviews 147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were in Portland staying with some local friends and on our nice walk down to Oaks Park stopped at the Sellwood location. The night before we'd had bread, whole wheat Goldendale and a baguette...excellent. Today we got sweet stuff: a bread pudding muffin, some triple chocolate and oatmeal raisin cookies and a maple bar danish. All got "really good!"... More 

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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Multnomah Village has a good share of truly excellent places for breakfast and lunch. The Grand Central Bakery is one with its selection of rolls, honeybuns, soup and sandwiches. We often go just to buy bread, especially the olive bread. They have very limited parking and it is not easy to get in and out. Park down next to John's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1444 NE Weidler St, Portland, OR 97232-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-288-1614

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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